Nine hospitalised as truck rams into seven vehicles in Imo

No fewer than nine persons have been hospitalised after a truck rammed into seven other vehicles on Njaba bridge along Owerri / Orlu Expressway.

Uju Onwudiwe , who represents Njaba constituency at the State House of Assembly confirmed the accident while moving a motion on the floor of the House .

She called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha to repair the Njaba bridge as a matter of urgency .

The lawmaker said that she cried when she got to the scene of the incident .

She said that the accident could have been averted if the damaged bridge had been repaired .

She said , “Mr Speaker and my colleagues , you need to see what happened at Njaba bridge . That accident would have been averted if the damaged bridge had been repaired .

“As a lawmaker and as a mother I am very concerned . It could have been any of us . As I speak, nine persons are still hospitalised and others have gone . I also urge that the cars be removed from the roads before hoodlums hijack them . ”

While urging her colleagues to support the motion , she said that lives should not be politicised.

Eddy Obinna ( Aboh Mbaise ) who spoke against the motion said that the road could not be given speedy attention because of paucity of funds .

He reminded the house that the legislature had declared a state of emergency on all roads in the state .

The Speaker, Collins Chiji , who presided the plenary said that nobody was opposing the motion .

The motion scaled through when it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker.

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